Paramount Theatre Seattle | Seattle, Washington
Eighties music is very much alive and it’s set to take over the fall season! This 2023, music fans are seeing the comebacks of several groundbreaking bands that rose to prominence in the ‘80s. this October, sensational new wave bands from England, The Psychedelic Furs and Squeeze, are joining forces for a massive co-headlining tour in North America! The much-awaited trek comprises over 20 major cities, including a coveted stop in Seattle, Washington! On Tuesday, 3rd October 2023, fans can look forward to a plethora of hits that took over the era! The Furs released several staples, including “Pretty in Pink,” “Love My Way,” and “Ghost In You.” Meanwhile, Squeeze also dropped several hits, such as “Tempted,” “Up the Junction,” “Cool for Cats,” “Pulling Mussel,” and many more! If you’re keen on seeing these amazing singles performed live, you should quickly score tickets now to see these fantastic bands conquer the Paramount Theater Seattle!
The Psychedelic Furs released a record that Rolling Stone once regarded as among the greatest albums to drop in 1980. This career-defining effort was the band’s self-titled debut album. The record spawned the hits “We Love You” and “Sister Europe,” which broke into the U.K. chart, peaking at number 18. Over in the U.S., the album performed moderately well, entering the Billboard 200 at number 140. After their phenomenal debut, The Furs dropped their sophomore effort the following year. Talk Talk Talk peaked at number 30 in the U.K. and soared to number 89 on the U.S. Billboard 200. The 1981 album notably spawned The Furs’ biggest hit, “Pretty In Pink,” which inspired the 1986 film with the same name.
For the majority of the ‘80s, The Furs dropped several critically-acclaimed efforts, three of which entered the Top 20 of the U.K. charts. At the same time, two albums were certified gold in the U.S. Throughout their career, the band only had one hiatus that began in 1992. In 2000, the Butler brothers, Richard and Tim, reunited the band and brought back longtime guitarist John Ashton, later replaced by Rich Good. Today, the band is joined by Mars Williams on saxophone, Amanda Kramer on Keyboards, Good on guitars, and Zachary Alford on drums.
Another English pop-rock sensation Squeeze also enjoys a commercially successful career. The band rose to prominence in 1978 after releasing singles “Take Me I’m Yours” and “Bang Bang,” spawned from their self-titled debut album. The following year, Squeeze released the highest charting singles of their careers. “Goodbye Girl” and “Cool for Cats” peaked at number 2 on the U.K. chart. Both songs are featured in their breakthrough 1979 album, Cool for Cats. Since their breakout singles, the band enjoyed substantial airplay on the radio during the ‘80s, and Squeeze continued to drop chart-performing studio albums.
In 1981, Squeeze finally broke into the U.S. chart with the single, “Tempted.” The song peaked at number 49 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 8 on the Mainstream Rock chart. The single, which stemmed from their fourth studio album, East Side Story, became one of Squeez’s biggest staples and was often used in popular movies, TV shows, and video games.
If you love ‘80s music, this is your chance to experience the golden era by scoring tickets to see The Psychedelic Furs and Squeeze at the Paramount Theater Seattle.